Nickerl's fritillary - Mellicta aurelia


Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: June-July

Size: mm



The dark lines create a very regular set of orange spots. The underside marginal band is a slightly darker colour than the band just inside. The female is slightly paler. Photo courtesy of Mark Ogden taken in Bulgaria.

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution



Flowery meadows

Nickerl's fritillary distribution.


Early Stages




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